26 Recipes to Slay Your Next Dinner Party: An A-to-Z Guide

26 Recipes to Slay Your Next Dinner Party: An A-to-Z Guide
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Here’s the thing about cooking: If you know how to read and measure, you’ll find that whipping up anything—and we do mean anything—is easier than you think with the right tools, good ingredients, and solid recipes. Creating food that’s equally as easy when hosting your next dinner party? Also a breeze.

That’s why we combed our favorite foodie sites to bring you 26 easy, elevated, highly visual main-course recipes even the most rudimentary chef can master, and organized them from A to Z.

Not only will these dishes look amazing on a plate, but they’ll also photograph insanely well for Instagram (c’mon, don’t even pretend you won’t be posting them).


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Ahi Tuna with Soy Ginger Lime Sauce
Recipe: Jessica Gavin 

Buffalo Sriracha Cauliflower Bites
Recipe: Half Baked Harvest

Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp with Spicy Roasted Poblano Sauce
Recipe: Creme de la Crumb

Dates Wrapped in Bacon with Almonds
Recipe: The Kitchn

Eggplant Parmesan with No Breading
Recipe: Alexandra's Kitchen

Fried Ravioli
Recipe: What's Gaby Cooking 

Greek 'Fries' with Tzatziki 
Recipe: What's Gaby Cooking

Haddock with Miso Glaze, Ginger, and Zucchini Noodles
Recipe: Cooking for Keeps

Italian Sausage, Kale, and Tortellini Soup
Recipe: Cooking Classy


Jerusalem Bagels
Recipe: My Name Is Yeh

Kabobs with Steak and Onion
Recipe: Creme de la Crumb

Lemon Butter Chicken
Recipe: Damn Delicious 

Meyer Lemon, Kale, and Goat Cheese Flatbread
Recipe: Two Peas in Their Pod

Noodles with Sesame, Chicken, and Broccoli 
Recipe: Cooking Classy

Olive Pesto Pasta
Recipe: Naturally Ella

Prawn Risotto with Tomato and Garlic
Recipe: Sugar et. al

Quinoa Asian-Spiced Meatballs with Orange Sauce
Recipe: Jessica Gavin

Roasted Grapes with Thyme, Ricotta, and Grilled Bread
Recipe: Alexandra's Kitchen 


Slow-Cooker Pork Tacos 
Recipe: Cooking Classy

Tequila Lime Chicken Kabobs
Recipe: Gimme Some Oven 

Udon Curry with Negi Miso Chicken
Recipe: The Bake-a-nista 


Vegetarian Chili
Recipe: Naturally Ella

Winter Squash Tacos with Guacamole 
Recipe: Cookie and Kate

Xiao Long Bao (Soup Dumplings)
Recipe: China Sichuan Food

Yogurt Cilantro Lime Chicken Wings
Recipe: Spoon Fork Bacon

Zucchini Pizza
Recipe: Cooking Classy

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